leg-of-mutton

or leg-o'-mut·ton

[leg-uh-muht-n, -uh v-]
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adjective

having the triangular shape of a leg of mutton: leg-of-mutton sail; a dress with leg-of-mutton sleeves.

Nearby words

  1. leg stump,
  2. leg up,
  3. leg up, a,
  4. leg warmer,
  5. leg-break,
  6. leg-pull,
  7. leg-warmer,
  8. leg-work,
  9. leg.,
  10. legacy

Origin of leg-of-mutton

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for leg-of-mutton

leg-of-mutton

leg-o'-mutton

noun

(modifier) (of a sail, sleeve, etc) tapering sharply or having a triangular profile
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